From Nothing, Something
Profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines to find the common techniques, habits and neuroses that lead to breakthrough ideas.
FROM NOTHING, SOMETHING profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines to find the common techniques, habits and neuroses that lead to breakthrough ideas. This is an inspiring, intimate, often funny look at the creative process â straight from the brains of some of cultureâs most unique and accomplished talents. The film draws a line from a-to-b, charting the journey of an idea from "fanciful notion" to "real world actuality."
"Waves away the magic dust around inspiration and presents the development of successful ideas as a combination of chance, timing and dedicated hard work. Inspiring." âThe Rocker "FROM NOTHING, SOMETHING is an interesting movie because it has to visualize a very interior, cerebral thing: the creative process. The fact that it pulls this off is the greatest signifier of its success." âDays of Docs "Engaging. Insightful. One leaves the film not only with more ideas as to how the creative process works, but inspired and elated... One of the best films of the year." âKriofske Mix "We discover surprising commonalities among these talents. Beautifully shot. Fascinating." âArts Fuse (Best of the Fest, IFFBoston Recap) "Inspiring and motivating." âFast Company "Fascinating. A unique film. Executed with passion and precision." âThe Lonely Reviewer "A film that challenges us to awaken our senses." âLes Meconnus, Montreal "What goes on insides the heads of uber-creative people? This stimulation, fast-paced doc reveals the zany personalities of eccentric geniuses." âArts & Opinion "4/5 stars. Illuminating and often mesmerizing." âThe Film Yap "Intelligent and entertaining. Few filmmakers succeed in approaching the filmmaking journey through the lenses of both intellect and inspirating, but Cawley proves to be the exception. I found myself completely and utterly captivated." âtheindependentcritic.com "Immediately after the movie ended...I was struck with the same inspiring urges felt by the film's subjects." âFilmbalaya "Engrossing and entertaining. Highly recommended." âBlogging Ashland "Eye-opening. Powerful." âSiskiyou "Fascinating. A well-made movie about a fun topic." âCinedraft "Offers refreshing insight on many industries, disregarding stereotypes to break down what 'being creative' truly means. FROM NOTHING, SOMETHING connected on a much deeper level than I thought possible." âThe Sneaky Sneak "Unique. Inspiring. Reveals a level of candidness you could never find in a million years with big-budgeted, star-laden films of similar anatomy." âATOD Magazine "Fascinating. I dare you to watch this movie and not get inspired." âPerspective Blog
Official Film Festival Selection - Independent Film Festival Boston, Montreal World, New Orleans, Heartland, Virginia, Ashland, Cleveland, Newport Beach, San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, Sound Unseen. Design Festivals - Architecture & Design Film Festival/NY, Design Indaba, Cape Town, Architecture & Design Film Festival/Denver (Opening Night Film), Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival/New Zealand (Opening Night Film), Seattle Design Festival, Portland Design Festival (Opening Night Film), Milan Design Film Fest (Opening Night Film), Bangkok Design Festival
Cawley, Tim (Director)
Cawley, Tim (Producer)
Appleton, Amy (Producer)
Buckley, Jim (Producer)
Director of photography, Geoff McAuliffe; camera, Henrique Ghersi; editor, Kat Baker; original music by Conan Skyrme.
Amy Appleton, Jim Buckley
Amy Appleton, Jim Buckley
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